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Application Process

We know you are concerned about the admissions metrics—the average test scores, GPA range, and work experience of our student population. But at VSB, there is more to our students than a one-dimensional pie chart. A successful academic track record and a resume that reflects career progress just aren't enough.

Our students are unique. They come to VSB looking for professional growth, personal development, and to challenge those around them to become stronger business leaders. If you’re looking to be in an environment where you are expected to engage, to collaborate, and to question traditional ways of doing business, then you could be a good fit for the online MSA.

Application Deadlines

Spring Semester: 11/30
Fall Semester: 7/15

All application materials (transcripts, etc.) should be sent electronically to or when necessary by physical mail to:

ATTN: Andrew Coons
Graduate Business Programs
Bartley Hall 1064
Villanova University
800 East Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085


Application Requirements

  1. Completed online application for admission
  2. Official transcripts of academic credentials
    One official transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution attended must be sent to the Graduate Business Office via the information above. Villanova alumni must have their transcripts sent officially through the Registrar's office to the Graduate Business Office.
  3. Two letters of recommendation
    Recommendations can be professional references from individuals who know you in an employment setting (internships work as well) and are written by a current/previous supervisor. For those students who do not have work experience, academic recommendations are welcomed. Please refrain from using personal recommendations (family, friends, etc.).
  4. Resume
    Please prepare a business resume that includes your educational and professional information.
  5. OPTIONAL: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    MSA applicants are not required to take the GMAT or GRE. However, it is strongly recommended for candidates with a non-technical background or an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0. Please arrange for official reports to be sent directly to Villanova University (Program Code: 8PP-NJ-08 for the GMAT; 2959 for the GRE). The Admissions Committee will consider your highest score if you have taken the test more than once. For more information about the GMAT test and how to register, please visit For information on the GRE, please visit
  6. Two Essays
    The essay questions can be found on the online application.
  7. Non-refundable $65 application fee
    All applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of $65. The fee is to be paid by credit card on the online application site when you submit.
  8. TOEFL Exam (International applicants only)
    International applicants must submit a TOEFL score and a transcript evaluation. International students will also be required to complete a phone or Skye interview. Please send scores to school code 2952.

To talk to an enrollment advisor, please call (866) 803-0920.